Important Resources

Grassroots Education RFP Questions and Answers:  The Program Administrator has posted an update of the Question and Answers on the Grassroots Education RFP that were submitted in writing by the March 13, 2019 deadline.

Grassroot Education Presentation: The Program Administrator has posted the presentation and video of the Grassroots Education Request for Proposals webinar that was held on Friday, March 8th.  Materials are available for review and can be downloaded using the links below. Comments and questions are due no later than March 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Please send your comments to  Grassroots organizations are invited to submit proposals until March 26, 2019.

Grassroots Education Request for Proposals
A Request for Proposals has been issued for Illinois Solar for All Grassroots Education campaigns. Selected local organizations can receive up to $50,000 each to develop and implement grassroots education campaigns that connect communities with the opportunities provided by Illinois Solar for All. Grassroots organizations are invited to submit proposals until March 26, 2019. For more information on the RFP and RFP process, click here.

Why grassroots education?

Local community organizations understand the needs, motivations, and challenges of their communities. This is especially true in talking about energy, jobs, and the environment. The Program Administrator will work with organizations across the state to build strategic campaigns to engage hard-to-reach communities. The grassroots education campaigns will reach across geographies and communities in Illinois to build awareness of Illinois Solar for All.

Becoming a Grassroots Educator

Illinois Solar for All seeks a variety of organizations to help reach communities across Illinois. Qualified organizations will have trusted relationships with the communities they serve and a proven ability to engage stakeholders through organized events, education, and outreach efforts. Organizations that are likely to be the most effective will understand issues related to the program, such as energy and the environment, workforce development, and community organizing.